Work and Study in Canada – Health Care Administration Program

Study in Canada, Health care administration diploma in Toronto

Health Care Administration professionals are crucial for well-run and efficient offices within a medical practice, dental clinic or other healthcare setting

Health Care Administration Program

The need for programs in health care administration is at an all-time high. The health care industry in Canada is growing rapidly and many positions have opened up for professionals to administer, lead and manage health care systems across hospitals and clinics.

That’s why ILAC International College has created a Health Care Administration Diploma program, as part of the Solomon School of Health. The program covers all aspects of patient service in the Canadian Health Care System, including medical terminology, hospital administration, infection control, finance, billing and medical software simulation. Students accepted into the program will develop the professional knowledge and skills needed to work in the field of health care administration.

Program Highlights

  • Earn a Canadian diploma & gain work experience in Canada.
  • Enjoy a flexible work schedule with evening classes.
  • Guaranteed job placement during co-op

ILAC International College’s boutique campus is located in the heart of Toronto. The neighborhood is upscale, safe and steps away from the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions. The bright and modern state-of-the-art campus provides the perfect environment for learning and socializing.

About ILAC International College and Solomon School of Health

ILAC International College (ILAC IC) is a leading private career college in Canada that offers career-focused programs in Business, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and Health Care Administration. ILAC IC’s boutique campuses are located in the heart of Toronto and Vancouver. That education group has recruited over 150,000 international students, and has the largest pathways program in Canada, placing 1500 students in Canadian universities and colleges each year.

When you choose to study at ILAC IC, you can rest assured that you are receiving superior education at the highest level of industry standards. ILAC IC is accredited by provincial and federal bodies designated to ensure high-quality programs and industry relevant training.

See our video tour of the ILAC campus in Toronto here
Dr. Philip Solomon (right) and his brother Dr. Steve Solomon have partnered with ILAC IC to develop its Diploma in Health Care Administration.

Solomon School of Health – ILAC International College has partnered with two reputable industry experts to assist with the design and delivery of this exciting program.

Dr. Philip Solomon is an otolaryngologist head and neck surgeon who has been practicing facial plastic cosmetic surgery in Toronto for 20 years. Dr. Solomon’s practice specializes in facial cosmetics, rhinoplasty and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Steve Solomon, who completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto and is an expert in all facets of dentistry, including periodontal care, endodontics, crown and bridge therapy, family care and cosmetic dentistry.

About the Program

The Health Care Administration program explores the roles and responsibilities of a Health Care Administration professional. Students will learn all aspects of health care service including the medical terminology, common administrative procedures, finance and billing, and how to deal with the challenges of providing quality customer service. The program not only teaches students the specialized skills required to be a part of a health care team, but also core competencies transferable across all industries.

Offered at ILAC International College’s state-of-the-art campus in Toronto, the program is 52 weeks long with the option of 40 additional weeks of a paid work placement (“co-op” or paid internship). The co-op work placement is an essential portion of the program that gives students a chance to practice the skills learned in class while gaining Canadian work experience. Co-op work is also a great opportunity for students to build professional contacts within the industry and gain first-hand entry-level experience in Canada.

The work experience during the co-op (paid internship) term may include entry-level positions such as Medical Office Assistant, Medical Receptionist/Office Administrator, Medical Office Manager, Patient Care Coordinator, Medical Secretary and Wellness Clinic Assistant.

Courses are offered during the evenings, furthering opportunities for students to find better part-time jobs during the day and practice their knowledge, language and interpersonal skills off campus.

The English level requirement for the Health Care Administration Diploma Program is ILAC English Advanced Level 12 or IELTS Academic 5.0.

Program options

1) Health Care Administration Diploma / 52 Weeks

40 weeks in class + 12 reading weeks

Program fee (in CAD)………………… $17,000

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Other Fees in Canadian Dollars (CAD) Fees
Textbook Material Fee $1,000 (includes all textbooks)
Administration Fee $200
Health Insurance $21 per week
Accommodation
Accommodation Placement Fee $210 one-time fee
Homestay with 3 meals/day (single room) $245 per week

2) Health Care Administration Diploma With Co-op / 92 Weeks

40 weeks in class + 12 reading weeks + 40 weeks of co-op

Program fee (in CAD)………………… $18,000

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Other Fees in Canadian Dollars (CAD) Fees
Textbook Material Fee $1,000 (includes all textbooks)
Administration Fee $200
Health Insurance $21 per week
Accommodation
Accommodation Placement Fee $210 one-time fee
Homestay with 3 meals/day (single room) $245 per week

Start Dates

2020
January 6
March 16
May 25
August 10
October 19

Reading Weeks/Breaks
Mar 2, 2020 – Mar 13, 2020 • May 11, 2020 – May 22, 2020 • Jul 20, 2020 – Aug 7, 2020 • Oct 5, 2020 – Oct 16, 2020 • Dec 14, 2020 – Jan 1, 2021
A reading week is a break between courses allowing students to prepare for the next course. Students can work full-time during breaks.

Working in Canada while you study

Full-time students who qualify are permitted to work off-campus up to 20 hours per week during their study component.

Co-op work experience

PRODIREKT student Olga is living her dream as a professional health care administrator in Canada

During the co-op term, you will practice the knowledge you have learned in class and gain Canadian work experience in the Heath Care Administration field. Co-op is also an opportunity to develop professional contacts within the industry and enhance students’ résumés. Our Co-op Advisors support students throughout the process of finding the right placement. Students are allowed to work full time during the co-op component.

Your work experience during the co-op term may include entry-level positions as:

Medical Office Assistant – NOC 1243
Medical Secretary – NOC 1243
Wellness Clinic Assistant – NOC 1243
Medical Administrative Assistant – NOC 1243
Ward Clerk – NOC 1243
Patient Registration Assistant – NOC 1243
Medical Admitting Assistant – NOC 1243

Employment may be found in health-related setting like hospitals, family health centers, doctors’ offices, physio and occupational therapy clinics, medical laboratories, long-term care facilities, and health and wellness businesses.

Courses

Health Care Communication

(8 weeks)
This course helps students combine correct grammar with medical language as they prepare professional reports and documentation. Focusing on basic grammar, the course equips entry-level health care students with the guidelines and practical knowledge they will need in real-world practice. Then, building on that foundation, students will study more advanced grammar and the thinking process involved in writing day-to-day and work-related documents.

Working Across Cultures

(8 weeks)
This course is designed to provide you with a practical approach to raising awareness, gaining knowledge, and increasing your ability to communicate and behave effectively across cultures. It will help you understand and analyze business situations where culture may be playing a part, and prepare you to overcome challenges that may arise in a multicultural workplace. This course aims to help you understand the impact of your communication skills on relationships, and academic and career success. You will develop skills and techniques for recognizing cultural differences and turning them into opportunity.

Health Care Administration

(8 weeks)
This introductory course presents complete coverage of the basic skills needed to perform effectively as a health office administrative assistant in today’s fast-changing work environment. This course explores the concept, roles, and responsibilities of the health professional. It provides an overview of the characteristics, practices, and skills that combine to contribute to the student’s success and professional development in health administration. Students will learn how health affects individuals in a multicultural society as they interface with the Canadian health-care system. Topics covered in this course include ethical decision making, health and safety, quality assurance, diagnostic procedures, and scheduling.

Hospital Administration and Infection Control

(8 weeks)
Health care facilities across Canada offer different types and levels of care, from long-term care to acute-care hospitals. A hospital is a health care facility that is licensed by the province or territory to provide a range of health care services on both inpatient and outpatient bases. In this course, students will learn about processing orders for laboratory and diagnostic tests, and nursing assessments and interventions. This course covers the process of interpreting, recording, and generating the administrative steps required for doctors’ orders of various types to be implemented. Students will also follow best practices for environmental cleaning for prevention and control of infections and sterilization.

Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology

(8 weeks)
This course simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts—common prefixes, suffixes and root words—that provide a foundation for learning medical terms. The course provides an overview of the body system’s structure and functions, a summary of applicable medical specialties, and then pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures. It is designed to engage learners with a variety of formats, real-life medical scenarios, and critical thinking exercises.

21st Century Customer Service for Health Care Professionals

(8 weeks)
Research confirms that it is six times more costly to attract a new customer than it is to retain an existing one. Creating a culture of service excellence requires planning, preparation, and persistence. This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental information and skills to start or strengthen a customer service initiative within a health care organization. It offers a practical, step-by-step process for creating a culture shift toward customer service excellence at all levels of an organization, and presents the essentials to improving performance that will bring the individuals closer to the mission, values, and standards.

Introduction to Medical Delivery Systems

(8 weeks)
This course provides an overview of the Canadian health care delivery system from various perspectives. Students are given the change to examine the characteristics of the health care system and explain the key issues that impact the system in Canada. This course explores a basic approach to health, wellness, and illness set entirely within a Canadian context. This course includes coverage of individual and population health, the role of federal agencies and provincial governments, health care funding, current issues and future trends in health care, mental health care, Indigenous Peoples, palliative and end-of-life care (including MAID), and the legalization of marijuana.

Digital Marketing for Health Care

(8 weeks)
This course will provide students with a foundational knowledge of the principles of marketing and their particular application in health care. This course gives students the understanding of the Internet marketplace necessary to adapt to its many changes, while also equipping them with the skills they will need to perform vital daily functions. By the end of this course, students will have a richer understanding of the foundations of the new digital marketing landscape and acquire a new set of stories, concepts, and tools to help digitally create, distribute, promote and price products and services. Topics covered in this course include internet marketing foundations, how search engines work, SEO, paid search marketing, online advertising, landing page optimization, analytics, online PR and ORM, and mobile marketing.

Health Care Administration Simulation

(8 weeks)
Develop front-office job skills and critical thinking through real-life scenarios. This course will provide students with introductory information about different components of Practice Management and Electronic Medical Record software. Through simulations, students are guided and supported through each step of using PM/EMR software for various tasks. The simulations mimic a real-world experience through the use of realistic PM/EMR software, transcripts and audio recordings of patient phone calls and interviews, and other real-world documents such as Registration Forms, Online Eligibility Reports, Remittance Advice, and more. In each simulation, students are presented with a scenario and then proceed through steps to complete a task related to the scenario in the PM/EMR software.

Accommodation options

Our advisors will help you select the right accommodation that fits your profile and lifestyle, while ILAC’s Accommodation Department will provide you with several housing options and support you before and during your stay at one of their homestays or residences.

Homestay

Create lifelong memories and connections by staying with one of ILAC’s carefully selected homestay families. Immerse yourself in Canadian culture and learn English faster. ILAC maintains the highest standards for their homestay families and regularly monitors home and living conditions to ensure strict requirements are met. ILAC’s student rating system ensures that homestay families meet your needs and standards every time.

  • 1 student in a private room living with a homestay family
  • 3 meals a day, 7 days a week
  • Free limited Wi-Fi Internet access
Accommodation
Accommodation Placement Fee $210 one-time fee
Homestay with 3 meals/day (single room) $245 per week

Residences

ILAC’s residences are in central, downtown locations in Toronto. Shops, restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife are all within walking distance.

Campus One
253 College St, Toronto ON M5T 1R5

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Campus One is a newly built student residence affiliated with the University of Toronto. Directly across the street from University of Toronto’s main campus and close to Ryerson and OCAD, CampusOne is the ultimate student residence experience. Enjoy spacious urban living and state-of-the-art amenities in a safe and secure environment.

Highlights
  • Fully furnished units
  • 24/7 on-site security
  • NEW ILAC campus in the building
  • Professional, on-site management
  • 24-hour, card controlled access
  • Card operated laundry centre
  • Bike storage
  • WiFi included
  • Fitness centre & yoga studio
  • Video game lounge
Room Type May – August
price per week
September – April
price per week
Private Room – Shared Bathroom from $450* from $450**

*No meals.
**Meal plan required: $175/wk.
Accommodation placement fee: $200

Parkside
111 Carlton St, Toronto ON M5B 2G3

Parkside’s modern living spaces feature enhanced privacy for comfort and study, and amenities promoting health, fitness, academic achievement, and socialization. Live in the heart of the city surrounded by restaurants, shopping malls, libraries, nightlife, and much more!

Highlights
  • On-site dining cafeteria with all-you-can-eat plans
  • Modern, fully furnished suites
  • 24-hours fitness centre with yoga studio
  • 15 minutes to ILAC
  • Social and gaming lounges with billiards, fireplace, video games
  • 24-hour secure entry and on-site management
  • Outdoor activity space
  • Community kitchens and card-operated laundry centre
  • TTC outside the door, underground parking and secured bicycle storage
  • Free Wi-Fi, social events, and much more!
Room Type May – August
price per week
September – April
price per week
Private Room – Shared Bathroom from $485* from $380**

*Breakfast included.
** Full meal plan required: $185/wk
Accommodation placement fee: $200

Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities while living with other ILAC students! Conveniently located at one of Toronto’s most lively neighbourhoods, entertainment is just out the door!

Dream House
181-187 Vaughan Rd, Toronto ON M6C 2M4

Highlights
  • Private bedrooms
  • Recreational area
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cleaning included once a week
  • Fully-equipped community kitchen
  • 30 minutes to ILAC
  • Steps to public transportation
  • Vibrant neighbourhood surrounded with nightlife
  • Walking distance to restaurants, markets, and more!
Room Type price per week from
Private Room – Shared Bathroom $400/wk
Private Room – Semi-Private Bathroom $430/wk
Private Room – Private Bathroom $480/wk

Accommodation placement fee: $200

Admission requirements

  • Educational Qualification: High school diploma required. Previous education or equivalent work experience in health care highly recommended.
  • Interview: Successful interview with an ILAC International College team member.
  • English Proficiency: ILAC English Advanced level 12 or IELTS 5.0.

How to apply

Before applying, please check the above Admission Requirements.

As its long term partner and internationally accredited academic advisor, the PRODIREKT education group has a unique opportunity to represent the ILAC College globally, in some countries this partnership is on an exclusive basis. When applying through PRODIREKT you are not only getting expert advice and guidance, but you also enjoy special privileges, such as:

  • scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT students and our International Ambassadors;
  • special discounts;
  • enrollment advantages – paying just a deposit to obtain enrollment documents needed for the Canadian visa;
  • priority of campus and home stay accommodation;
  • less strict cancellation policy;
  • free admissions interview preparation;
  • free visa application assistance;
  • travel arrangements.

The enrollment process is straightforward and is as follows:

Step 1

Filling out PRODIREKT Application and Terms & Conditions (T&C) forms:

Please note that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation to attend this program. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise information and check availability on the program. A contract is signed directly with the school, and a place is confirmed after a deposit or the whole program fee is settled.

Step 2

Sending to booking@prodirekt.net the following documents:

  1. PRODIREKT Application Form,
  2. PRODIREKT Terms & Conditions,
  3. Photocopy of the student’s passport,
  4. The student’s most recent passport size photograph, and
  5. Copy of the student’s High School/Secondary Education Diploma*

*If a student completes his/her diploma/degree in a country other than Canada or the US, the student must pass a FREE qualifying test (Wonderlic) during application.

Step 3

After receiving the above documentation, we will send you:

  • ILAC IC Enrollment Form
  • A link to the FREE online Cambridge English admission test (not needed if you provide official English test results – IELTS or TOEFL).

Step 4

We will schedule a Skype/Viber interview for you with the ILAC IC representative, so that he/she can make a final assessment of your English level and determine if the program is right for you.

Step 5

If you are accepted to the program after the interview, we will send you the invoice; depending on the date, that is the time left before the start of the program, you may choose to either pay a 20% deposit of the total tuition fee, or to pay in full (swift or money transfer confirmation should subsequently be sent to us by e-mail).

Step 6

After receiving your payment, we will provide you with a Letter of Acceptance and enrollment documentation.

Step 7

Apply for your Student Permit/Co-op Work Permit/VISA, if applicable.

Step 8

If there is a remainder of the program fees to pay, this must be settled within one week of the date of student visa receipt. IMPORTANT: Failing to settle the outstanding invoice amount one week after the visa is received, may cause enrollment cancellation, visa revocation, and/or deposit forfeiture.

We would be happy to advise you further on the Health Care Administration program or any other program or college/university that may interest you. Our experienced advisors can also greatly help with other aspects of your study abroad, such as applying for visas, arranging flights and transportation, accommodation, insurance and even mobile phone SIM cards and bank accounts, if needed. Simply send us a message:

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